December 7, 2016

Salmonella outbreak linked to JEM Nut Butter Spreads

jem-spread-recall-salmonellaA Salmonella outbreak has been linked to nut butter spreads produced by JEM Raw Chocolate of Bend, Oregon.  At least 11 people have been sickened.

The company is recalling its full line of nut butter spreads which are packaged in glass jars, and sold under brand name JEM Raw Organics. They were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order between June 2015 and November 2015. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness and death.

The recalled products include: 1 oz sizes of: Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97861 7; Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97862 4; Hazelnut Raw Cacao – Sprouted Hazelnut Spread with UPC 6 09728 97865 5; Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97864 8. Six-oz sizes of Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97860 0; Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97848 8; Hazelnut Raw Cacao -Sprouted Hazelnut Spread with UPC 6 09728 97857 0; and Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97858 7. Sixteen oz sizes of Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97854 9; Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97850 1; Hazelnut Raw Cacao – Sprouted Hazelnut Spread with UPC 6 09728 97851 8 and Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread with UPC 6 09728 97852 5.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In some cases, Salmonella infections an move from the gastrointestinal tract to the bloodstream and produce more severe conditions such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

Those most at risk for Salmonella infections include young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems.  Health officials have not released much information about those who have been sickened except to say that there have been no hospitalizations or deaths.

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